One of the hottest producers in Nashville, Dave Cobb has put together a highly-anticipated, all-star compilation of artists he’s worked with or otherwise knows. A thematic album of songs related to the South, Southern Family features Chris Stapleton, Miranda Lambert, Shooter Jennings, Jason Isbell, Jamey Johnson, Anderson East, Holly Williams, Georgia’s own Zac Brown and Rich Robinson and others. The album will be released March 18th on Cobb’s Low Country Sound, distributed through Elektra Records.
“I wanted to have really talented artists custom write and do songs that mean a lot to them, and also just make the song that maybe they wouldn’t put on their record: the deep song, or the song that doesn’t fit in the queue or wouldn’t be a single,” Cobb told Rolling Stone. “I wanted them to do the most honest song they could possible do.”
Cobb – a Georgia son through and through, having been born in Savannah before establishing himself as a musician in Atlanta, most prominently with the Britpop-influenced Tender Idols – also did quite well at the Grammy Awards this year. Two albums he produced – Stapleton’s Traveller and Isbell’s Something More Than Free – won for Best Country Album and Best Americana Album, respectively. Forthcoming projects include new albums from Mary Chapin Carpenter, Brent Dennen, Whiskey Myers, Brent Cobb, Lori McKenna, Amanda Shires, Bonnie Bishop and Rival Songs.